R.A.F AND U.S.A.F BOXING TOURNAMENT - 1955 In England, the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force renew their annual boxing tourney with plenty of fisticuffs in a show of friendly rivalry that is a knockout at times.
PRESIDENT CELEBRATES 65TH BIRTHDAY - 1955 President Eisenhower marks his 65th birthday with a satisfactory convalescence as he shares cake with fellow G.I. patients at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and waves to well wishers and media from the sun-deck.
Date: October 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
"BLUEBIRD" SPEEDBOAT SINKS - 1955 Lake Mead, Nevada is the scene of a setback to Donald Campbell whose jet-engined speedboat "Bluebird" sinks at the dock after test runs dashing his hopes of attempting to beat the world's speed mark on the water.
Date: October 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
MICHIGAN UPSETS NOTRE DAME - 1955 It's the upset game of the week as Michigan State topples the unbeaten Notre Dame's fighting Irish with a spectacular 21-7 score. Fullback Gerry Planutis waited exactly 364 days but exacts satisfying revenge by piling across for the winning touchdown
Date: October 15, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:14:00, With Audio
TEXAS CHRISTIAN U VS ALABAMA - 1955 Jim Swink of Texas Christian University provides plenty of gridiron thrills as he runs wild against an ebbing Alabama Crimson Tide leading his team to a 21-0 victory with three touchdowns.
Date: October 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
TIM HOVEY & LEGIONNAIRES CONVENTION - 1955 Child actor Tim Hovey follows his screen debut in "The Private War of Major Benson" with another business venture as a hot-dog vendor that is very popular, even with police who check to make sure he has a license.
Elsewhere in Miami, 25,000 American Legionnaires convene to hear Secretary of State Dulles elect a new National Commander and enjoy their traditional Legion Parade.
MICHIGAN DEFEATS ARMY AT LAST - 1955 Michigan rolls against the Army Cadets to produce football's big upset of the week as 97,000 fans see the Wolverines manhandle Army in a powerhouse performance. 26-2 is the score as Michigan satisfies its 10-year dream of beating the West Pointers.
Date: October 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:28:00, With Audio
VIOLENCE IN CYPRUS - 1955 Violence and terrorism erupt in a three-cornered fight for Cyprus' independence from British rule. Leaders from the different factions are brought in to navigate the crisis while a crackdown is issued on rioters to curb the threat of NATO unity in a vital sector.
AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE JANET - 1955 - 1 U.S. Navy helicopters fly round-the-clock rescue missions in Tampico, hit hard by Hurricane Janet and ensuing floods. People on rooftops leave messages begging for help, food and water which are flown in. Helicopter rescuer POV of a man being pulled off rooftop and daring boat rescues in the struggle to save nearly 1,500 from the raging floods.
WASHINGTON VS USC - 1955 The weather is cold and rainy in Seattle as Washington holds the favored USC Trojans scoreless into the fourth quarter then breaks out a sensational 80-yard scoring play to down U.S.C. 7-0 and lead the Coast Conference.
Date: October 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, With Audio
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